ASCL backs rethink over short inspections

15 June 2017

Commenting on the consultation launched today by Ofsted on short inspections, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “We understand the reasons behind Ofsted’s consultation.

“The rapid conversion from a one to two-day inspection has proved logistically difficult – with problems assembling the right inspection team quickly enough.

“If the proposed change of approach leads to more consistent, more reliable inspections, underpinned by an attitude which is helping a school or college to improve, then we support the rethink.”